On September 10th, the Global Green Growth Institute and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MINEDD) of Côte d’Ivoire, under the Green Climate Fund (GCF) readiness program, organized a Consultation Workshop on a GCF SAP concept note validation on “Climatic resilience and women empowering in Poro region in Côte d’Ivoire”
The objective of this event was to proceed with the consultation and validation of the concept note and the pre-feasibility study.
Recognizing the challenge of financing Côte d’Ivoire’s climate change mitigation and adaptation actions, the Government of Côte d’Ivoire has initiated and implemented programs to access climate finance and mobilize investments in climate projects, including capacity building to engage effectively with the GCF over the long- term.
GGGI is assisting the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire to adopt the transition model for green growth (aligned with and beyond the scope of this GCF Readiness project), by supporting the management of the implementation of strategic projects and programs. This Readiness project also aims to support the private sector in developing projects and increase investment in climate change. Private investors are not only important for their role in financing climate change mitigation and adaptation in Côte d’Ivoire, but also for the information and insights they can provide, as well as the expertise and agility they can bring to project development and implementation.
The country, through the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, received a grant from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to undertake an eighteen-month readiness program in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). One of the objectives of this project is to develop three project concept notes aligned with the Côte d’Ivoire GCF Country Program. The first in these series focuses on climate resilience and women’s empowerment in the Poro region.
This concept note was developed with technical support from the World Food Programme (WFP) as an accredited entity to the GCF and GGGI. This project constitutes a scaling up of a project already carried out by WFP in the north of Côte d’Ivoire.
The preliminary work carried out by a national consultant made it possible to have a provisional version of the pre-feasibility study and the concept note of the project.
The workshop was opened by speeches from the Director of Climate Change of the MINEDD, Dr. Eric-Michel ASSAMOI, follow by Dr. Malle FOFANA GGGI Country Representative, and leading Côte d’ivoire operations, followed by Mrs Adeyinka BADEJO, World Food Programme Country Representative and the Director General of Environment of the MINEDD, Prof Grah Nazaire LAVRY representing the Ministry for the opening speech.
Presentations were made by the national consultant Moustapha Coulibaly on the methodology used to write the pre-feasibility study and the concept note itself.
Following the consultant’s presentation, recommendations were made by the participants to be taken into account for the completion of the concept note before submission.
After having collected the recommendations from the participants to finalize the concept note, the NDA invited all the stakeholders to be active in the completion of this concept note for the country to be able to mobilize enough funds of climate finance.